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Volunteers are essential for the success of PMYC Athletic Programs
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at PMYC Sports !

Criminal Background Checks Required for All PMYC Coaches


On January 14th, 2004, The PMYC Board of Directors voted unanimously to require that all PMYC Coaches obtain and submit Youth Protection Clearances to PMYC.


Required Clearances : Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History and DHS Child Abuse History 

Proof of background check must be turned into the sport commissioner prior to first practice.

Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History

PA DHS ( Department of Human Services ) Child Abuse History

-There are no costs associated with obtaining these Clearances 

-Individuals refusing to meet these requirements will be immediately barred from any coaching position for PMYC.

-Individuals whose background check reveals convictions of any crime or against a minor may be barred from PMYC or from certain activities set forth by the Board of Directors.

-Individuals having a prior conviction will be reviewed by the PMYC Board prior to acceptance as a volunteer.

-Individuals who disagree with their criminal background check must contact the PA State Police.

-Individuals with appeals pending with the PA State Police are barred from PMYC until the appeals are resolved to the satisfaction of the PMYC’s Board of Directors.

-Please contact Danielle Carver with questions in regards to Clearances.


Privacy: All information submitted per these requirements will be considered confidential between the individual and the Board of Directors. This information may be shared with the other local organization in the event that an individual is barred from PMYC.

Limitations and Parent Responsibilities: The State Police Criminal Record Check is a valuable tool for PMYC and similar organizations to use to help protect our children from dangerous people. These tools are not 100% fool proof, however, and there is no guarantee. It remains your responsibility as a parent to supervise your children, to get to know the people working with your children, and to sound an alarm if you are aware of anything that goes beyond what you think is appropriate. Please contact PMYC President Jeanne Schanzenbach with any comments.

Rugby Team

Board Officers

Jeanne Schanzenbach


Vice President
Bruce MacLelland


Jim O'Brien

Aaron Kern

Board Members Emeritus

Rich Gyuris, Sr.

Ron Van Horn

Rahim Beasley

Chris Jacobs

Jill Peirson​

Rob Spitz

Pat Jacobs

​John Moore

Honorary Board Inductees


Rev. Thomas McMenamin

Steve Hogga

Ed Morgan

Mike Wolaszanski

Fritz Shoemaker

William Langan

Harry Dawson

Kaiser Denicola

Jim Roskos Sr.

Greg Grover

​Mary McDaniel

Chet Tanney


Kathy Gyuris

Bob Dawson

Francis McElroy

William McGuire

Bill McHale


Francis O'Neill



Karen Taphorn

Rich Taphorn

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